Clive Woods, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursHoward J. Gelb, MD, PA
9980 Central Park Blvd N
Boca Raton, FL 33428
When should a young athlete see a sports medicine physician?
Daniel J. Gurley, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of Overland Park Regional Medical CenterIt’s not uncommon for young athletes to experience stiffness and soreness. However, when a young player starts opting out of playing, avoids putting weight on the injury or stops sleeping because of pain, a doctor’s visit is in order.
How should I remove a helmet without further injuring an athlete?
To remove the helmet, one person reaches into the helmet from the bottom to hold the player’s head and neck. At the same time, a second rescuer unsnaps the jaw pads on either side of the helmet. This person then pulls out on the sides of the helmet and carefully slides it back off the player’s head.
(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)
What are the symptoms of flaccid paralysis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
The symptoms of flaccid paralysis will depend heavily on the underlying condition that causes it. The primary symptom is sudden onset of weak muscles and occasionally paralysis in children under the age of fifteen. Weakness often occurs in the arms, but most often the legs. One side of the body can be affected more than the other, or both may be affected similarly. The muscles in the respiratory system can also be affected, which sometimes causes breathing problems.
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